August Baking Challenge

ice cream layered loaf cake with chocolate ganache and sprinkles

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  1. Recipe: We publish a new challenge recipe on the 1st of each month. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.
  2. Bake: Bake the recipe (or alternate recipe) during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected] before 5pm eastern on the last day of the month. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered to win the prize for the baking challenge. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Feel free to share your recipe photo on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge, but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about Sally’s Baking Challenge.

AUGUST BAKING CHALLENGE RECIPE

August 2021 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Ice Cream Loaf Cake

If you aren’t into this recipe, here is the alternate baking challenge recipe:

  1. any previous challenge recipe you haven’t made yet OR
  2. S’mores Cookie Bars — This is a fun recipe to celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10th. You can even challenge yourself and make the marshmallow from scratch! See details in the recipe.

PRIZE

By emailing your recipe photo to us, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 1 winner receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card. The challenge is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about Sally’s Baking Challenge.


Let’s Review the July Baking Challenge

July 2021 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Berry Turnovers. This was a fun, yet challenging recipe for the summertime. It reminded me of two previous Sally’s Baking Challenge recipes: breakfast pastries from August 2020 and croissants from April 2018. Did you participate in those months too? However, unlike both, this dough doesn’t require any yeast. The layers and crisp flakiness come from the mixing and folding. Lots of particular precision with this one, but you all did such a wonderful job. You were creative with fillings!! Mixed berry, just strawberry, cherry, peach, jam, blackberry, apple cinnamon, and more. Some topped with icing, others with sprinkles and/or confectioners’ sugar. They’re all looking delicious!

Thank you so much for participating! We gathered as many homemade berry turnovers emailed photo entries as we could and included them below.

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos

Collage of many berry turnover photos Collage of many berry turnover photos Collage of many berry turnover photos Collage of many berry turnover photos

Challenge winner for July is Tara and she has been notified. 🙂

Berry Turnovers Winner Image

12 Comments

  1. Marty Taylor says:

    I am curious to know what criteria you used to select the winner? So many beautiful shots and this one was chosen, why? Was it a draw from a hat or did someone have something in mind when they were selecting the photos to win? Such as lighting, color, angle, life-like quality? Just curious to know before I enter any more contests.

    1. Hi Marty, the baking challenge winner is selected using a spreadsheet and a random number generator. Those who leave a review on the recipe in addition to sending the photo are entered twice. It’s not based on how a photo looks.

      1. Good to know Sally. As you know, a lot of work goes into making puffed pastry and this recipe was challenging. I know now to read the rules to make sure I understand them. I would think that using canned dough and a can of berry pie filling wouldn’t have qualified, but I see now that the contest was just random. Congratulations Tara….. your number came up.

  2. Congratulations Tara!! They look delicious.

    1. Debbie Rogers says:

      Do you think you could post a pic of the winning plate from now on? Would be interested to see that! Thanks!

      1. Hi Debbie! You can see the winner’s recipe photo at the bottom of the post.

  3. Congrats Tara and all the bakers on this challenging recipe! This one was NOT for the faint of heart… I skipped it myself! So many delicious looking turnovers here and I hope everyone enjoyed learning or practicing these pastry skills.

  4. Nice job Tara!!

  5. Congrats to Tara!

  6. Congratulations Tara! They look absolutely delicious 🙂

  7. Wow Tara, your turnovers look amazing . Congratulations!

  8. a bozo says what says:

    Hey Sally! Great recipe for this month’s challenge! I wanted to have a go before the challenge and it turned out AMAZING! (I always leave comments on your posts, so you can probably find my comment that I recently put on for the Ice cream loaf cake; I used the same email and name I used here!) Lovely job. I love ice cream cakes, sprinkles AND ganache, so what could be better! A total show-stopper with my family. My dog also got a sniff and looked like he liked it too! I obviously didn’t give him some because of the chocolate… but lovely recipe! Lots of thanks to you and your team!

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